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By Farzad Mostashari, MD 12:21 pm March 05, 2013
Last year at HIMSS, I predicted that by now, the majority of all healthcare delivered in this country would be done electronically, not on paper. And you've done it! The adoption of electronic health records has risen to 72 percent among office-based physicians, and 85 percent among hospitals.
By Eric Wicklund 12:18 pm March 05, 2013
Sure, the exhibit hall is still filled with gadgets, robots, games and the occasional popcorn machine and bar. But at least as far as mHealth is concerned, the news is being made in integrations and partnerships.
By Michael F. Arrigo 07:11 pm March 04, 2013
Reporting from HIMSS13, No World Borders managing partner Mike Arrigo spotlights the initial steps the newly-formed CommonWell Health Alliance intends to pursue.
By Erin McCann 06:30 pm March 04, 2013
It's about the patients, it's about safeguarding privacy, and it's about trying to avoid making the same mistakes twice, said Office for Civil Rights Director Leon Rodriguez to hundreds of HIMSS13 attendees Monday morning.
By Mary Mosquera 06:12 pm March 04, 2013
The meaningful use Stage 2 standards are expected to reduce some of the confusion associated with health information exchange.
By Bernie Monegain 06:09 pm March 04, 2013
The Interoperability Showcase saw brisk business Monday at HIMSS13, drawing crowds for tours of 18 kiosks, each demonstrating unique interoperability use cases, while across the way speakers were scheduled every half hour to talk about interoperability.
By Frank Irving 06:03 pm March 04, 2013
The Congressional Affairs Panel, held Monday at the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition, featured health policy experts and congressional staff members who engaged in a discussion of current national and state legislation affecting healthcare and health IT.
By Diana Manos 06:01 pm March 04, 2013
Kentucky, a state with roughly four million people -- and nothing more than "a fly-over state," according to its regional extension center leaders -- has achieved what many much more populated states have not yet been able to accomplish.
By Frank Irving 05:59 pm March 04, 2013
Big data is a big concept to wrap your arms around. But once you gain an understanding of what you can do with your data, the results can be transformative.
By Erin McCann 05:54 pm March 04, 2013
Officials at The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board announced Monday afternoon that bacteriological test results confirmed city water is now safe to drink after previously issuing a water boil alert lasting some 30 hours.

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